NWS: 'Going to be a white Christmas'

Dec 27, 2017, 00:45
NWS: 'Going to be a white Christmas'

Beside some passing snow showers, skies will clear and temperatures will fall back below freezing. It snowed 13.1 inches. Use extra caution while traveling as roads may become slick.

The Christmas Day holiday looks pretty good, just cold. If you're planning on traveling into the overnight hours, you should be okay - as most of this stuff to start will be light and scattered in nature. A disturbance headed to IN will bring widespread snow showers starting early tomorrow morning into the evening hours. Round about 3 p.m., there was thunder-snow.

And yes, Virginia- believe it or not, the National Weather Service has an actual definition of a white Christmas, "1 inch of snow on the ground on Christmas morning".

Forecast low temperatures Christmas morning
Forecast low temperatures Christmas morning

Snow accumulations of three to five inches are expected north of a line from Rushville in west central IL, to Danville in east central IL, in an area that includes McLean County. Our wind chill will knock about five degrees off our air temperatures.

We have wind advisory is in effect for gusts past 50 miles an hour possible on Cape Cod. An inch or less is expected near and south of the Interstate 70 line, the weather service said. An Arctic front moving over freshly fallen snow will deliver obscenely cold weather for the rest of the week. "Snowfall amounts will range from 3-6" in the lower valley to 4-8" along the east slopes of the Berkshires into Franklin county. Temperatures through the extended period will be cold with highs in the upper 20's and low 30's. (Courtesy Tropical Tidbits) Christmas snow will fall this year in much of Southern New England. Even the former Mayor Michael Bloomberg acknowledged the 911 emergency systems had been "overwhelmed" and took blame for the poor response, reported the New York Times.

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